Climate justice, social justice
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Climate justice, social justice

The richest countries are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, yet they will not pay the same consequences of global warming as the most vulnerable countries. In addressing these inequalities, defenders of climate justice highlight the links between protecting the planet and social justice.
ID4D editorial staff
Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats
Press Review

Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats

As crop-decimating locusts pose a major threat to food security in the Horn of Africa, nearly fifty suspected cases of coronavirus have been numbered in the African continent. This week’s Development press review compiles striking news from around the globe.
ID4D editorial staff
China: A reformed health system tested by the coronavirus
Interview

China: A reformed health system tested by the coronavirus

17 years after the SARS epidemic, China is facing a new infectious disease, the 2019 coronavirus 2019-nCoV. This sanitary crisis sheds a light on the strengths and weaknesses of the recently reformed Chinese health system. Expert of the Chinese health program and Shorenstein APARC Deputy...
Karen Eggleston
New coronavirus puts world on alert
Press Review

New coronavirus puts world on alert

As global health seems threatened by an unknown SARS-like virus, leaders in China and the UK start the new year with important measures for the environment. This week’s Development press review highlights the past few weeks’ most striking news.
ID4D editorial staff
“Nature-based solutions”: biodiversity saving the climate
Development news

“Nature-based solutions”: biodiversity saving the climate

In 2020, both climate and biodiversity will be addressed by a Conference of the Parties (COP). These two subjects are often addressed in silos, but are in fact inseparable: biodiversity has a leading role to play in mitigating climate change.
ID4D editorial staff
In 2020, let’s keep our resolutions for the Planet!
Press Review

In 2020, let’s keep our resolutions for the Planet!

2020 kicked off with Australia’s unprecedented fires – a tragedy for its unique biodiversity and a very serious climate warning. Our first Development press review of the year highlights striking news from the past few weeks.    
ID4D editorial staff
2019: The year Greta Thunberg inspired millions to march for climate
Press Review

2019: The year Greta Thunberg inspired millions to march for climate

TIME’s Person of the Year, Rwanda’s preparation for climate disasters, major corporations held accountable for cobalt mining deaths… Our last Development press review of the year highlights striking news from the past few weeks.
ID4D editorial staff
Energy access: for a sub-Saharan “Green New Deal”
Opinion

Energy access: for a sub-Saharan “Green New Deal”

In its annual study on Africa, the International Energy Agency (IEA) describes two scenarios on the evolution of energy access by 2040. Christian de Perthuis outlines a third scenario based on a “Green New Deal”.
Christian de Perthuis
Civil society in the Maghreb, a force to be supported
Opinion

Civil society in the Maghreb, a force to be supported

In a post-Arab Spring context in which Maghrebi States fail to maintain reliable public services, civil society increasingly takes over these duties. Their often innovative and high-impact solutions deserve our undivided attention.
Pierre Salignon
Protecting ecosystems is taking action against climate change
Opinion

Protecting ecosystems is taking action against climate change

Managing ecosystems in marine, agricultural, and forest environments is key to addressing the climate challenge,” says Laura Buis. It can either amplify or mitigate the impact of global warming.
Laura Buis
Is youth activism creating change?
Development news

Is youth activism creating change?

The Philippines, Greece, China, Uganda, India, Kenya, Ukraine, Brazil, Sweden, the United States… Since August 2018, 13 million young people in nearly 7,000 cities have gone on climate strikes. Can their mobilization and activism really make a difference?
ID4D editorial staff
COP25: Youth on the front line
Press Review

COP25: Youth on the front line

Youth mobilization versus political inaction, island nation dilemmas and the acceleration of glacier meltdowns… As COP25 goes on in Madrid, our Development press review selects noteworthy news on the environmental crisis.
ID4D editorial staff
Health systems strengthening: harmonizing the concept
Opinion

Health systems strengthening: harmonizing the concept

Health system strengthening is a concept that has become essential to the global health and development agenda. However, not everyone defines this term in the same way, a reality that could adversely affect the actual impacts.
Perrine Bonvalet-Döring, Camille Russo
Health and climate change: clock is ticking, threats are rising
Press Review

Health and climate change: clock is ticking, threats are rising

Following the publication of a major report on the impacts of climate change on human health – and, more specifically, on children’s health – our November 21 Development press review highlights the past few weeks’ most striking news.
ID4D editorial staff
Climate change in the Indian Ocean: more accurate simulation models for better adaptation
Opinion

Climate change in the Indian Ocean: more accurate simulation models for better adaptation

Simulation tools are fundamental in achieving a better understanding of climate change and its impacts, and adapting to these changes more effectively. How do these models help national adaptation plans anticipate catastrophes and determine where and how to act?
Philippe Roudier, Marie-Dominique Leroux, Jean-Baptiste Routier
The unexpected link between access to toilets and women’s rights
Development news

The unexpected link between access to toilets and women’s rights

Access to sanitation services has been recognized as a human right by the UN since 2015: sanitary facilities are essential for men’s and women’s health alike. But despite a direct link between women’s rights and dependable access to toilets, the issue remains less visible than it should be.
ID4D editorial staff
Replenishment of the Green Climate Fund: a missed opportunity
Opinion

Replenishment of the Green Climate Fund: a missed opportunity

The first Green Climate Fund Replenishment Pledging Conference produced mixed results. According to David Levaï (IDDRI), a lack of commitment from several Heads of State shows that climate issues are not being taken seriously.
David Levaï
TB vaccine: a revolution in the making
Press Review

TB vaccine: a revolution in the making

New tools for climate change mitigation and assistance, new funds for wartime rape survivors, new TB vaccine… our November 7 Development press review highlights the past few weeks’ most striking news.
ID4D editorial staff
Malnutrition and obesity: one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century

Malnutrition and obesity: one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century

The World Health Organization estimates that 3.3 billion people around the world will be overweight by 2030. Will non-communicable diseases related to malnutrition and obesity be the major health challenge of the 2020s?
ID4D editorial staff
Global health: hopes and threats
Press Review

Global health: hopes and threats

The Global Fund’s Replenishment, India’s tuberculosis and sanitation plans, harmful pollution: our October 17 Development press review focuses on the last few weeks’ health news.
ID4D editorial staff
HIV/AIDS response in West Africa: preventing a severe epidemic rebound
Interview

HIV/AIDS response in West Africa: preventing a severe epidemic rebound

As the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund is taking place in Lyon (France), iD4D interviews Bintou Dembele et Aliou Sylla, executives at Coalition Plus and ARCAD-SIDA, key structures in providing treatment to AIDS patients in West Africa.
Aliou Sylla, Bintou Dembele
The Development press review October 3, 2019
Press Review

The Development press review October 3, 2019

Climate wars in the Sahel, melting ice caps and the looming mass exodus of coastal communities… Following the latest IPCC report on the ocean, our October 3 Development press review highlights the last few weeks’ striking climate news.
ID4D editorial staff
“Access to healthcare can be an accelerator of sustainable development”
Interview

“Access to healthcare can be an accelerator of sustainable development”

Cynthia Fleury-Perkins  and Stéphane Besançon are calling for a reconsideration of the strategies employed in developing countries to ensure access to healthcare: the international community must take account of the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases.
Stéphane Besançon, Cynthia Fleury-Perkins
Using climate services for food security and global adaptation planning
Opinion

Using climate services for food security and global adaptation planning

The recent IPCC special report emphasizes the need for better land management practices for climate change mitigation. Ulrich Diasso and Arame Tall call for smarter use of climate services to improve food security.
Ulrich Diasso , Arame Tall

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